Chickpeas - disease management, MRZ Wimmera


Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand and Tibebu Nigussie (DEDJTR), Christine Walela, Sarah Day, Amanda Pearce, Jenny Davidson, Andrew Ware and Larn McMurray (SARDI)
Year(s) 2016
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Site 1, Rupanyup, VIC
Chickpeas - disease management, MRZ Wimmera locations
  • To evaluate chickpea varieties and breeding lines against ascochyta blight and their response to foliar fungicide application.
Key messages
  • The virulence of the new isolate of ascochyta blight in chickpea was assessed at Curyo and Rupanyup and confirmed to cause significant symptoms (including stem breakages) on all varieties and breeding lines.
  • Grain yield loss in the most susceptible varieties and breeding lines was up to 100%, however the level of resistance in a number of kabulis including Gensis090, means that the disease can be proactively managed with fungicides to produce profitable grain yields.
Lead research organisation Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources VIC
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source SARDI
Trial funding source GRDC DAV00150
Related program Southern Pulse Agronomy

We are grateful for the support we receive from the numerous commercial agronomists and seed commercialising companies.

Technical Support :

  • Jason Ellifson, Russel Argall, Ash Purdue, Mick Brady, Chris Davies (DEDJTR), Henk Venter, Cathy Fisher, Lee Davis, John Nairn (Clare, SA) and Leigh Davis (Minnipa Ag Centre, SA)

Industry Collaborators :

  • Matt Rodda, Garry Rosewarne and Helen Richardson (DEDJTR), Kristy Hobson (DPI NSW), Jeff Paull (University of Adelaide), Jenny Davidson, Rohan Kimber, (SARDI), Ashley Wallace (Regional Research Agronomist Program) and Southern Farming Systems for managing trials in SW Vic.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Chickpeas
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide
  • Fungicide: Application
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Rupanyup 2016

Sow rate or Target density 35 plants/m2
Sowing machinery

36cm row spacing

Sow date 16 May 2016
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

80 kg/ha MAP (9.2, 20.2, 0, 2.7) + Zn (2.5)

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Trial last modified: 25-07-2019 10:36am AEST